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Gay Men’s Literary Discussion Group

January 21 @ 12:15 pmFebruary 8 @ 2:15 pm

Decorative image - two men reading. Text: Gay Men's Literary Discussion Group

Lavender Menace Queer Book Archive presents a series of four free and informal sessions with David A. Allan.

Weekly 12.15-2.15pm on Sundays: 21st & 28th January, 4th & 11th February

Each week participants can enjoy conversation about gay books and gay writing. For every session the group will decide on a theme or genre, and participants can suggest published extracts or texts to discuss. Participants do not need to prepare anything in advance, but are welcome to bring along a text or extract from a piece of published gay writing that you feel a connection with. The theme for the first meeting will be Happiness / Identity. Each week the archive will prepare short extracts for the group to explore which you are free to take away and read.

This will be an informal discussion group for people who enjoy reading and talking about how gay writing has impacted our lives.

These sessions are for anyone who identifies as a gay or queer man and wants to discuss books. 

Book your ticket

Booking in advance is essential. Your booking covers all four sessions to allow the group to get to know each other. Places are limited to 10 so, if you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer your place to someone else.

Venue & Accessibility
The sessions are located at the archive in Edinburgh Palette. Information on how to get to us on public transport and by car is here, along with access information:

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January 21 @ 12:15 pm
February 8 @ 2:15 pm


Lavender Menace Queer Books Archive
Edinburgh Palette Room G25c 151 London Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH7 6AE United Kingdom
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